Your everyday scent should be as reliable and flattering as your favorite nude lipstick. It should be a no-brainer—the kind that you can spray on seconds before leaving the house and immediately set the tone for your day. A foolproof choice would be a light fragrance from your favorite scent category, which delights but never overwhelms. In case you need a helping hand, we've collected some options for all spectrums below:
1. Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt
Take a break from zesty scents and wear this light, earthy cologne with the refreshing depth of ambrette seeds, sea salt, and sage. Each spritz will bring you right back to the memory of your best summer vacation and have you carrying that zen vibe all day long.
JO MALONE LONDON Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, P7850, SM Megamall
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Neroli Portofino is the kind of citrus perfume that’s vibrant yet not overwhelmingly fruity. It has just enough sparkle to channel the vibe of the Italian Riviera and its clear waters and fresh breeze. The best part? It’s incredibly versatile—you can share it with your significant other (no one will be able to tell, promise) and wear it from day to night.
TOM FORD Neroli Portfoino Eau de Parfum, P12,600, Adora Greenbelt 5
3. Chanel Chance
Chanel Chance is for fans of unapolagetically feminine scents. It will coat you in the whimsical combination of jasmine, pink pepper, and amber, which creates the perfect yet definitely unexpected punchy floral whiff on your skin that won't offend sensitive sniffers. To make it last longer, lather on its matching body oil!
CHANEL Chance Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Rustan's Makati
4. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Light Blue is the ultimate starter pack for a summery fragrance that smells nothing but fresh and lively. The refreshing fruity-floral mix (take a deep whiff to catch the apple and white rose) sparks an immediate mood change, but what will have you wearing it daily is the endless stream of compliments that'll always come your way.
DOLCE & GABBANA Light Blue Eau de Toilette, price unavailable, Department Stores
5. Lanvin A Girl in Capri
Like a cold glass of lemonade, A Girl in Capri serves a youthful, citrus zing that'll have you smelling fresh all day. Don't worry about smelling like a lemon farm though, because it's also infused with grapefruit, white musk, and amber for a dash of depth.
LANVIN A girl in Capri, price unavailable, Department Stores
6. Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori
The lush greenery of cassis and galbanum in Acqua Di Fiori cuts right through the floral notes to create a lusciously energetic scent. It has all the sophistication of the original Gucci Bloom, except it's poured into a lighter vessel that's equally as irresistible for a daily spritz.
GUCCI Bloom Acqua Di Fiori Eau de Toilette, price unavailable, Department Stores
7. Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
L’Ombre dans l’Eau evokes the calm of a daydream and a gently flowing river. It’s as refreshing as it is grounding, charging your senses with a sensual blend of roses and blackcurrant berries that could almost lull you to sleep, except you wouldn't want to miss a wink of it.
DIPTYQUE L'Ombre dans l'Eau Eau de Parfum, P9150, Rustan's
8. Herbae Par L'Occitane
This floral green perfume is indulgently bright and sweet, which is exactly what you need to look for in a mood-boosting fragrance. Inspired by the wild grasses in Provance, it’s an invigorating spray that’ll make you feel like you can conquer it all.
L'OCCITANE Herbae Par L'Occitane Eau de Parfum, P5600, Powerplant Mall
9. Prada La Femme
La Femme smells like it was made specifically to turn heads. It has the sweetness of mandarin oranges, the freshness of frangipani flower, and the smoothness of ylang-ylang all in one—a blend that won’t fail to help give you a dramatic entrance and delight all noses in your vicinity.
PRADA La Femme Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Department Stores
10. Issey Miyake L'Eau de Issey Rose & Rose
Issey Miyake gave one of its most popular scents an elegant makeover with d'Issey Rose & Rose. It's a contemporary take on a sweet rose perfume, infused with the sweetness of fruits and creamy cashmere wood. The rose notes are so realistic that wearing it all day almost makes you smell like you spent hours in a rose garden.
ISSEY MIYAKE L'Eau de Issey Rose & Rose Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, Department Stores